Anton and Cecil, Book 3 (Hardcover)

Cats Aloft

By Lisa Martin, Valerie Martin, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)

Algonquin Young Readers, 9781616204594, 272pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2016

List Price: 16.95*
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Tuckered out from a journey across the Wild West, cat brothers Anton and Cecil are ready to head east for home--until a minor stop to change trains in Chicago turns into a major adventure. A bloodhound detective recruits the brothers to help solve a case: puppies are disappearing right off their leashes!

Anton and Cecil’s search takes them deep into the heart of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, where they befriend exotic animals, ride the newly invented Ferris Wheel, and look for clues amid the crowds of fairgoers. Just as they close in on the culprit, Cecil is carried away in a giant flying balloon and Anton is left behind. Can the cat brothers find the puppies and each other in this big, busy city?

Fans of classic animal adventures such as A Cricket in Times Square and Poppy will love Anton and Cecil’s world, brimming with action and rich, true-to-life detail.

About the Author

Lisa Martin has worked as an educator and children's poet and currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is her first series for young readers.

Orange Prize-winner Valerie Martin is the author of nine acclaimed adult novels, including Property and The Confessions of Edward Day. She lives in Millbrook, New York.

Praise For Anton and Cecil, Book 3: Cats Aloft

“Parents seeking a fright-free, friendly tale . . . look no further. Feline aficionados may love the cat characters.” —Kirkus Reviews